October 25, 2014 SPW Training Center, Woonsocket, RI USA
Fan Appreciation Night
Ring Announcer: Sgt. Muldoon. Referees: Chris McCluskey, Rob Sandow, (Third Man didn’t get name)
Promoter: Chris Blackheart. Commissioner: Frank Rocha
Sgt. Muldoon opened with a tribute and 10-Bell Salute to The Late Ox Baker. R.I.P.
Sargent Muldoon. Image: The Professor
1. Dan Terry v. Chris Matrix. W – Terry
The Fittest Man in The World came out in all his glory and treated the Woonsocket fans to a look at peak physical perfection. Not peak modesty, but this is Dan Terry we’re talking about. He tried to intimidate Chris Matrix with a round of push ups which escalated to one-handed push ups (Mr. Terry graciously educated the fans that a one-hand push up equals one regular push up). Matrix did some of his own in response and was not fazed. Both men incorporated push ups on each others’ prone bodies, sometimes using their opponent’s throat for leverage.
2. Superstar Shawn Candido v. Rob Roberts. W – Candido
In his pre-match interview The Superstar generously offered to allow any Rookie to have 5 minutes of tutelage with him in the ring this evening. Rob Roberts, who doesn’t look like a kid, answered the call. The veteran prevailed though an eye-poke was alleged by fans in the back section. The Professor didn’t see it.
Sgt. Muldoon Lockdown Segment With Buckshot Rob Roberts
Coherence is not Mr. Roberts’ strong point. The Sarg had to work hard to extract information from this Wrestler. Apparently he’s from Alabama. He seemed to indicate that he’s been in Wrestling prior, perhaps SPW, but it was difficult to make out. We found out more about this worker later in the evening.
3. Zero v. Robbie “The Giant” Araujo. W – The Giant
Once again Zero was given as a sacrifice to a senior worker. He can hold his head high as a Trainee, but no one expected anything other his defeat at the hands of a veteran master.
Zero, Sandow, Araujo. Image: The Professor
Zero has energy and the quality of his training shows in a good grasp of fundamentals. Mr. Araujo is so far beyond his level that this was really a rest match for him. Not that The Giant didn’t treat the crowd to some amazing moves. He always earns his pay.
Expected Outcome. Image: The Professor
Rest Match For The Giant. Image: The Professor
Mr. Araujo finished the youngster with a modified Pile Driver which he clarified to The Professor post-match as a modified Small Package which he calls his “Short Notice”. Just in case someone was distracted by a cell phone app, he did it twice as a courtesy. Thanks Robbie.
Finishing “Short Notice”. Image: The Professor
He Couldn’t Resist – After The Bell. Image: The Professor
The Giant is not a shy man. He is his own best advocate both in the ring and out. He complained that The Professor did not video record his match. He also requested a acknowledgement of his many “cool” scientific moves during the contest with Zero. The Professor gets the message and promises to video the next one.
4. Buck Nasty v. D.J. A.C. W – Nasty
Mr. Nasty came out and challenged the D.J. who apparently moved from Franklin overnight and now calls Woonsocket his home town. In a repeat of last night’s mistake, A.C. did not run out the back door but instead foolishly entered the ring.
Challenge. Image: The Professor
A.C. was literally fighting above his weight here. He had some moves but the match was never in question. The picture below shows a high point for A.C. when he tried to break Mr. Nasty’s leg with fan encouragement. This would be like trying to snap the trunk of a 100 foot Oak. Not gonna happen.
He Couldn’t Break it. Image: The Professor
A.C. did show some remarkable strength when he did what few men could – he broke a Buck Nasty Full Nelson and lived to tell about it. He also got in a respectable Sunset Flip and lifted Mr. Nasty which was impressive as a powerlifting feat if nothing else.
Sometimes a Big Mouth Doesn’t Pay. Image: The Professor
When Buck Nasty got bored, he ended things with his unrecoverable Splash. This was a good training weekend for A.C., provided his ribs heal right. The Professor hopes he tempers his ego and has learned something about not taking the bait.
All Done. Image: The Professor
Technical Note: Buck Nasty was sporting some smart new Wrestling Boots. The Professor wishes some of the young guys would leave their sneakers home and get some real boots like the Pros wear. C’mon guys.
Halloween Costume Contest – Judged by Monster Mack
Monster Mack chose a Baby Minion, A Little Benny Blanco, and A Gum Ball Princess as the Top 3. Good times.
Stiff Competition. Image: The Professor
5. Mack Attack (Trainees #1 & #5) v. “The Underground Anarchy (Tim Lennox & Brendon Behm) Double DQ.
The Underground Anarchy are NCW Tag Team Champions. They appeared without their Manager Sean Feeney. Monster Mack has an injured ACL so he sent Trainee #1 and his new prospect Trainee #5 to face Lennox & Behm. It’s great to see new quality teams coming into SPW. Buck Nasty announces Buckshot Rob Roberts as his new Tag Partner. “Southern Discomfort” is the name. (More like Southern Dysentery to This Correspondent).
6. Dr. Roger Williams vs. Benny Blanco. W – Blanco
Dominance. Image: The Professor
With all due respect to the good Doctor, Mr. Blanco should be facing the top 5 contenders given his credentials as a ROH and TNA star. Not to mention his current exceptional abilities. The medical man is on his way up no doubt but this wasn’t his night. Blanco’s Moonsault off the ropes alone shows he is no former star. He’s in it now.
Victory. Image: The Professor
7. Impromptu Battle Royal. W – The Maniacal Jack Krueger
The Maniacal one was scheduled to appear in a four-way match. His opponents were unable to appear due to injuries sustained the night before in Franklin, MA. (Levesque – Back, Keanu – Shoulder, Night – Elbow). Krueger bemoaned the unfairness of it all and Commissioner Rocha agreed to an all-Locker Room Battle Royal. In a statistically unlikely outcome, Krueger prevailed. The Professor is not sure what this gets him. Perhaps a bump in the rankings? A shot at the title?
Line of the night: Superstar Shawn Candido while beating up D.J. A.C. “Rap is Crap!”